Ajer will continue to develop for years


Delighted Kris Ajer has been secured on a new 4-year contract.  The player is fast, good on the deck, and at an enormous 6’ 5”, is amply tooled in the air.  At 20 years and one month old, developmentally, he is years ‘ahead of the curve’ to borrow a phrase I enjoy.

It is fundamental to the way we play football to have central defenders who can control the ball, pass, and carry it into space.  These attributes are even more important that what we regard as traditional central defensive duties.

He will continue to improve for years and has found the perfect environment to develop in.

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  1. .Re the assaults on Broony , Shinnie’s the latest one…



    It’s a disturbing trend that has been so common in recent months as to be almost the norm in most games Broony plays in.



    I use the word assault deliberately because that’s what they are dressed up as hard tackles.



    Yesterday’s was as bad as Naismith’s and Davies attacks on our captain.



    Broony’s half joking plea for a bit of protection on CTV yesterday was telling for me. Many truths are said in jest springs to mind.




    It’s really concerning as one of these challenges could seriously injure for me our most important player. It would be a huge blow to the team to lose him for an extended period and equally huge blow to a player in the twilight years of his career.



    As a club what steps are being taken to address these seemingly pre-meditated attacks?




    A strongly worded statement from our club or Brendan would be a good start imo. I would also like to see help for Broony on the pitch , didn’t see any of our players warning Shinnie about his conduct although I may have missed. Apologies if so.



    All these things are taking place after Broony’s retirement from international football which could be purely coincidental but I have my doubts these assaults would’ve been allowed with little criticism if he was still playing for Scotland.



    I think the motivation for these assaults are mostly rooted in jealousy and what we’re seeing is a physical manifestation of their anger/pain as we win all the domestic trophies in front of us. It’s too much for some to bare.



    As our success continues , I suspect they won’t be stopping anytime and could potentially get worse unless we do something about it.




    They can’t beat Broony fairly on the park, so they’ve decided to boot him off it. These thugs are well out of order. Broony puts his body on the line for the team continuously, his teammates owe him more protection in these circumstances imo.



    Apologies for the rant but I feel really strongly about this.

















  2. South Of Tunis on

    Lots of poor souls from Guinea currently crossing the sea from Libya .



    Heard this being played on a wee blaster by some of them as they Q’d outside the Police station in Sciacca



    Djeli Moussa Diawara –



  3. Surely Shinnie’s tackle and his reaction to it after the game on Scott Brown sends a message to all,he’s due it ,he brings it on himself.Why did nobody at the club take Levein to task.At some point Scott Brown might be seriously injured.Remember the last person at Celtic whom we were told brings it on himself.

  4. Soukous


    Shinnie’s card should be well and truly marked for next season, if only to prove the maxim he quoted in his interview to be true.




  5. DBHOY, fantastic post. I would absolutely love Scott Brown to score the winning goal for our double treble.



    Nothing would be more fitting!





  6. !!Bada Bing!! on 14th May 2018 2:33 pm



    If BR wants to sign McGinn then I’m sure Allan will be part of the deal. Hibs don’t need Ciftci, Kamberi likely to stay on loan for another season and they’re trying to get Maclaren for another season as well.


    Kouassi on a season long loan would be good for the player and Hibs will be looking for midfield re-enforcements if McGinn and McGeouch leave.

  7. They did mention on Sky yesterday that was Shinnie’s 19th yellow card of the season.His tackle on Brown was obviously premeditated surely the compliance officer should be looking into his comments after the game.

  8. McPhail Bhoy on 14th May 2018 3:11 pm


    Has McGeouch left Hibs where is he going?



    He’s told them he’s leaving. Mowbray supposedly wants him at Blackburn

  9. Vfr




    Broony hasn’t scored for a while, he’s certainly due one.




  10. McPhail Bhoy on

    McGeough leaving Hibs?


    Thanks for the responses, a pity he’s leaving Hibs, had to replace from some of the games I saw he was their best player. Championship money is hard to resist, or has there been a falling out with Lenny?

  11. Tim Horton


    About half way between Broughty Ferry and Monifieth, on the A92.




    16 ROADS – PROTECT THE 8TH. on 14TH MAY 2018 12:40 PM




    The Centenary side will always be my favourite Celtic team.











    Emdy brave enough to disagree with this,bar having seen The Lions?





    Aye,and getting a sair yin at Central Park from him,and seeing him dragged out of school to go to East Germany. They don’t make me feel old. They just make me wish I was a teenager again.

  14. Shinnie said what goes around comes around, and that he had been on the receiving end plenty of times, no contrition for what was a shocking high tackle with no ball within the vicinity, no doubt that he meant to injure Scott Brown

  15. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    One team had to win yesterday. One team hadn’t.



    That extra blast of adrenaline is sometimes enough to swing the balance.



    Add in the psychological effect of one team fearing injury, with a big game next week.



    Think of what we all,(most of us), thought when we saw Scott Brown staying down after the latest assault on him.



    The fact that Sevco played for an extra qualifying round in the EL, gambling that it would earn them more than the £300k, second place money, means that all ended well for them.



    One more push, Celtic.

  16. Dbhoy



    Great post.



    Shinnie’s studs up assault of Scott Brown with the ball long gone should have been an obvious red.



    Madden refused to see 2 equally egregious assaults by Naismith.



    Scott’s heroics in standing up to these assaults is commendable but somehow, as you say, many in the the media & many other club’s fans cheer when he is taken out & jeer when he comes out smiling at the other end.


    Scott doesn’t whine or demand that his opponents are sent off.


    He doesn’t simulate to get opponents sent off.


    He doesn’t get provoked and belt his assailants.


    He doesn’t stop trying to play his game.


    He doesn’t hide in any game regardless of how it’s going.



    Referees not doing their job, referee supervisors not doing their jobs, SFA failing to give required oversight.



    SPFL importing lower league players from England who love to put it about. They come up to Scotland becuase they can get away with so much more in our correctly described cloggers league.


    (When it isn’t called the mickey mouse league)



    Pitches are either Tynecastle meadow type, Aberdeen mud piles or Killie/Hamilton astro-legburners/jointkillers.


    Referees are inconsistent but all will allow much of what is illegal in the rest of Planet Football.


    No accountability from governing body.




  17. I hope we resign Armstrong in particular. He adds a drive that is missing when he is out. Imo, while I would love Rogic to resign, I would prefer Armstrong. I would love Roberts too,as he adds a dimension no one else does against the 10 man defenses we have to face all too often. Odsonne Eduard is the 3rd I would prioritise.



    It is good. of course, that we have signed Bain and Ajer long term.

  18. glendalystonsils on




    Aye, but he’s the bestest free transfer in the history of the universe and the free bit is all a big mistake because he’s actually worth squillion zillion quid………..don’t you know.